When to Contact
Behaviors & Challenges
The CARES Team assists students who are experiencing distress or are at-risk of experiencing distress. If you are made aware of a student challenge that leaves you feeling concerned, worried, and/or alarmed, you are encouraged to make a referral to CSULB’s CARES Team.
The CARES Team assists students and may provide suggestions to a referring party about how to also assist the student directly. Together, we are a community of care to support LBSU students’ successes.
Common student challenges that have been referred to the CARES Team for support and resources include:
- Students who exhibit significant change in behavior or appearance
- Students who feel anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or stressed
- Students who experience health, medical, or psychiatric concerns/emergencies
- Students experiencing academic difficulties, including excessive absences
- Students who may feel lonely, isolated, or disconnected
- Students experiencing relationship challenges, family difficulties, or loss of a loved one
- Students experiencing catastrophic events or losses
- Students with substance use/abuse concerns
- Students who communicate threats of harm to themselves or others
- Students who engage in disruptive behavior
- Students who may benefit from personalized outreach, support, and resources
Additional information for faculty and staff seeking to support students who may be experiencing distress can also be found on CSULB’s Counseling & Psychological Services website.